Newly elected San Antonio City Councilman Manny Pelaez demurred when a federal prosecutor called him a hero, but his decision to report a former client’s kickback scheme to the FBI played a key role in bringing down a massive corruption operation in Crystal City. Pelaez discusses his role as an FBI informant, and his priorities in his new role as freshman councilman.
Ross Ramsey, executive editor of the Texas Tribune joins Rick Casey from Austin to discuss the upcoming special session of the Legislature and the continuing battle between San Antonio’s Joe Straus, speaker of the House, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Senate.
Casey closes out the program with his Last Word, where he talks about his observations on the recent city election, former Mayor Ivy Taylor, Julian Castro and Ron Nirenburg.
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